62 – Poll Everywhere

UP 3 more places this year

Poll Everywhere is an easy way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, etc –  using SMS, web, or Twitter.

Website: polleverywhere.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 75
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 17

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 65    2017: 142    2016: 68    2015: 79    2014: 70    2013: 75
2012: 75    2011: 82      2010: –      2009: –       2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Poll Everywhere as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“This polling system is a wonderful way to engage an audience, using their smartphones or other devices. PollEverywhere has lots of question types and ways I can present those questions to students.” Bonnie Stachowiak, Assiatant Profressor, USA https://teachinginhighered.com/2019/07/16/top-10-tools-for-learning/

“Use for formative assessment; gauging audience knowledge, initiates discussions.” Assistant Professor, USA

“I love this tool, because it easily allows you to incorporate active learning activities into your classroom to increase student engagement and motivation, using devices students already have (phones/computers/tablets).” Instructional Designer, Canada

“Unlimited word count for creating a quiz to teach content & drives participation” Adult Educator, Singapore

Previous comments

“I’ve used PollEverywhere to enlist audience participation in workshops, keynote speeches, executive retreats, staff meetings, working group sessions and when I emcee’d a conference. It’s super easy to embed polls into a PowerPoint deck, people love the opportunity to participate and I’ve always found PollEverywhere’s customer service to be responsive, quick and friendly.” Brian Washburn, 2018

“Poll Everywhere is a fantastic student response system. It’s straightforward to use for both instructors and students.” Emily Clark, Canada

“great tool for formative assessment in classrooms and in professional learning. Love how it can be readily inserted into a PowerPoint.” Kathy Berry, Consultant, USA, 2016

“great little student response system for getting anonymous information and priming in class discussions” University/College teacher, UK, 2016

“Affordable classroom response system that allows both SMS responses and web based entry. Simple to use and integrates with Powerpoint.” Emily Clark, Instructional Technologist, Canada, 2016

“If you haven’t tried this puppy out in front of an audience, I highly recommend setting a goal for yourself to use it sometime soon. Even if you’re working with an audience that you don’t feel would take too kindly to being invited to participate in your next presentation, this is such a non-threatening technology to incorporate into your presentation – whether in front of 20 people of 2,000 people. It’s a web-based survey tool that can be embedded into PowerPoint and which will display poll results on the large screen, in real time, as your participants vote (or type in short answers) using their smart phones or texting feature of a not-so-smart phone.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“The PollEverywhere service provides an excellent way to both gather real-time input from students, as well as assess their understanding. I like how many ways there are for students to engage (tablet, phone, text/SMS).” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

“real-time polling for free and without dragging 50 clickers to a conference or workshop!” Jamie Seger, 2014

“I  use Poll Everywhere so that I can ask questions of my audience – who can respond using Twitter or on their mobile phones” Jane Hart 2013